A white-glazed jar and cover, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

Lot 3420. A white-glazed jar and cover, Chenghua period (1465-1487); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) overall height. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price Realized HKD 1,000,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.

The jar is well potted with an ovoid body raised on a slightly splayed foot rising to broad rounded shoulders underneath a tall tapering neck. The bell-shaped cover is surmounted by a bud finial. The jar and cover are covered overall with a white glaze, the foot rim exposing the white body, box.

NoteCompare to a similarly-shaped white-glazed jar without cover formerly in The Tsui Museum of Art, dating to the mid-15th century, incised with phoenix, illustrated in The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1991, no. 69.

Christie's. The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 28 May 2014